Roundtable discussion on Migration in South Africa: forthcoming challenges
The City of Johannesburg hosts one of the largest populations of refugees and asylum seekers on the African continent. The Catholic Church and its various agencies is in the forefront of service provision. The year that lies ahead will present us with fundamental changes in the socio-political environment in which we operate
CONFERENCE ON THEOLOGY OF HUMAN MOBILITY IN AFRICA
The Conference on Theology of Human Mobility in Africa has been postponed. The event will now take place from 21 to 23 January 2016 Sign up for the conference Inscrivez-vous pour la conférence
Mapping foreign children in care
From January to February 2015, the Scalabrini Centre, in partnership with the University of the Western Cape, embarked on a study of the cases of foreign children placed in Child- and Youth Care Centres across the Western Cape Province. The presentation will outline the findings of this study, which has sought to map and quantify the number and demographics of foreign children placed in residential care. The paper further analyses the circumstances around migration and the subsequent placement in care, it explores possible documentation solutions for unaccompanied and separated migrant children in the context of the existing legal framework, and looks at the challenges around family tracing and reunification.
What’s HIV got to do with it? Cross-border migrants accessing health services
South Africa is home to nearly two million cross-border migrants many of whom travel great distances at considerable cost in search of a better life. Once in South Africa they often live precariously and exposed to health risks, including HIV. Access to healthy living conditions to health care services and especially to continuity of care is poor for migrants in general- including those who move within the country- and for cross-border migrants in particular.
Seminar on Migration in Nigeria
Upcoming SIHMA Seminar at the University of Lagos. SIHMA, in collaboration with the department of History of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), will be organizing a dissemination seminar on migration in Nigeria.